Naeem Bokhari

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Naeem Bokhari
Born (1948-03-23) 23 March 1948 (age 72)
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationTelevision Presenter and Lawyer
RelativesSaleem Altaf (brother)

Naeem Altaf Bokhari (Urdu/Punjabi: نعیم بخاری) is a Pakistani lawyer and television personality. Previously, he has hosted Khabarnaak on a Pakistani news channel Geo News.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bokhari was born in Lahore, Pakistan to Dr Syed Altaf Hussain Bokhari. He is the younger brother of Pakistani fast bowler Saleem Altaf Bokhari. He graduated from Government College University, Lahore and later he studied law.

Personal life[edit]

He first married popular ghazal singer Tahira Syed.[2] Bokhari has two children, a son, Hasnain and a daughter, Kiran with his first wife, both of whom are lawyers by profession. Kiran is married and working in New York City. Hasnain is married and working in Muscat, Oman with OMRAN, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman's master developer for tourism projects. Bokhari married Tamannah Khan in 1995 and has a son, Abbas and two daughters, Noor Zainab and Noor Fatimah from the second marriage.

In May 2018 he suffered serious injuries when he fell in London underground station. He suffered major head and rib injuries. He and London police dismissed reports that he was attacked.[3] [4]



In 2015 Bokhari joined Khabarnak, a talk show on Geo TV, replacing Aftab Iqbal.[5] He hosted other talk shows, including Apne Andaz Se and Naeem Bokhari ke saath on which he interviewed many guests. He interviewed Imran Khan during his work at Khabarnak.[6]

Chaudhry controversy[edit]

His open letter against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry[7][8] published on Feb 16, 2007 created a controversy. This led to the dismissal of the Chief Justice by President Pervez Musharraf. The Punjab Bar Council reacted after March 9, 2007, when the controversy had reached its peak and dismissed his membership in Punjab Bar Council. Later on, his membership was renewed.

On 9 March 2007, President Musharraf fired Chaudhry. Most of the charges listed against him were contained in a letter written by Bokhari. A copy of the letter was placed before the CJP when he was called to the Army House that day.

Most of the alleged charges against Chaudhry were related to his son Arsalan Iftikhar's police career while he was a doctor in the Baluchistan government. When the reference against CJP was brought to the Supreme Judicial Council, those in the government who had been facilitating Iftikhar's son were ready to speak against him.

Bokhari's letter contained the name of Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, whose ministry had issued orders to treat Arsalan with extra care and then allowing him to get police training along with probationers of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP Cadre). The letter mentioned that the junior VVIP got special treatment because of his father. Later, Arsalan was appointed to FIA on deputation after seeking the written consent of the Federal Interior Minister; Naeem Bokhari gave details.[9]

Joining PTI[edit]

Naeem Bukhari on June 18, 2016 joined[10] the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and formally announced his association the same evening. Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan thanked the lawyer for joining the PTI and expressed the hope that he would be helpful in party's struggle against corruption.


  1. ^ "Naeem Bokhari: Profile". Pakistan Television Corporation. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "'Tahira Syed Dreams', The Friday Times weekly newspaper". June 8, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Imran's lawyer Naeem Bokhari suffers multiple injuries in London".
  4. ^ "Naeem Bukhari dismisses rumors of attack in London".
  5. ^ "Naeem Bukhari to host Geo TV's Khabarnaak after Aftab Iqbal's switch - The News Teller". The News Teller.
  6. ^ YouTube.
  7. ^ Naeem Bokhari’s letter to the chief justice, The News, Pakistan
  8. ^ Naeem Bokhari’s interview on Aaj TV, Interview by Aaj TV
  9. ^ Sehri, Inam (31 December 2013). Judges & Generals in Pakistan Volume IV. Grosvenor House Publishing Limited. pp. 497–504. ISBN 978-1-78148-251-3.
  10. ^ "Naeem Bukhari joins PTI". 2016-06-18. Retrieved 2017-07-31.